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Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
about the truth on where romney stands. women can't trust him. meanwhile polls indicate romney is gaining ground in a key battleground state, that state is ohio. intensified his campaign efforts there. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: good morning. with 18 electoral votes ohio is key to mitt romney's path to the white house and according to the latest numbers he's making progress. mitt romney and his supporters have a new message for president obama. >> you got the idea. >> reporter: romney has three more campaig stops in ohio today, for a very good reason. no republican has won the presidency without carrying ohio. . it you to go out there and find someone who voted for barack obama and come get them to join our team. >> reporter: romney's ohio poll voters are surging. >> this country is a country of equal opportunity. i think everybody has an equal chance to succeed and i think romney is for that. >> reporter: president obama is back in "washington today" but no shortage of election staff in ohio. the obama campaign has 10 campaign offices across the state. in columbus th
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm EDT
it was romney whose prayers were answered in the presidential debate this week. the polls have shifted since, with romney gaining ground and leading in some polls he was trailing a week ago. both were out this evening. gary nurenberg is here with both. >> reporter: they were both in the key swing state of ohio this evening and the numbers are different than a week ago, different than before the debate. the election is four weeks from today. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: mitt romney was upbeat in the tuesday evening rally in ohio and with good reason shall. since last week's debate and his widely perceived win, new polls have moved his way. he's 49 and obama 47 in the polls. in ohio, 48/47, romney. a new cnn poll has obama ahead. all those polls within the margin of error is close. romney's family reportedly won a fight with campaign handlers leading to a candidate telling more personal stories this week. tuesday night he spoke of inadvertently crashing a party and meeting a former navy seal. >> i just learned a few days ago that he was one of the two former navy seals kil
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:30pm EDT
to have won. ryan's job is to keep romney's momentum rolling. today's national gallup poll of likely voters shows governor romney with a slender lead of one point over the president. of course, that's within the margin of error so it's essentially a tie. tonight's debate isality centre college in danville, kentucky. nancy cordes and jan crawford are there. first we'll go to nancy, covering the vice president's campaign. nancy. >> reporter: scorkt the vice president arrived here in kentucky today after self days of intense preparation in his home state of delaware and several people there with him told us the president's weak performance in his own debate didn't so much change the strategy as raise the stakes and thails the vice president is very well aware he needs to have a better night than the president did. you recall when the president was preparing for his own debate, he called it a drag. well, the campaign is making it very clear that the vice president enjoyed his preparation, enjoys debating. they even released the vice president and what we learned one of six full-scale 90
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
rebound while the republicans want to build their recent momentum. polls mitt romney -- polls show mitt romney has a one-point lead in colorado. >> you can watch the debate right here on wusa9 beginning at 9:00 p.m. "u.s.a. today" reporters will blog online about what the candidates say and at wusa9.com, you can participate in that conversation via facebook and twitter. then at 11:00, join derek and anita as they fact check what the candidates say with the "u.s.a. today" fact checking team. >>> there's some very important deadlines coming up if you plan on voting in november's election. you have just a few more days to register to vote. in virginia you have til monday, october 15. october 16, tuesday, is the deadline in maryland. in d.c. the mail-in registration deadline has passed but you can still register in person at the d.c. election board's headquarters. the deadline for that is friday, october 19. for more information on voter registration, go to our week site wusa9.com and look under our campaign 2000 tab -- campaign 2012 tab. >>> it's 5:06. time for the latest your money report
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
polls a showing a bounce for mitt romney. a pew poll shows mitt romney ahead of president obama ahead of likely voters. the same poll showed the president leadings by eight points before the debate. >> quite a turn. this morning the obama campaign is attacking romney with a new tv ad after the republican criticized the president's foreign policy. jan crawford, good morning. >> reporter: the corner stone of mitt romney's campaign has been the economy. he's argued the president's policies just aren't working. yesterday he made a similar argument on foreign policy saying the president is passive and just basically sitting around waiting for world events to happen. late last night in california, though, the president fired back. at a fundraiser in san francisco, president obama highlighted what he sees as some of his foreign policy accomplishments. but the president, now down in the polls and struggling to recover from his lackluster debate, is firing yet another attack against romney. >> as long as i'm commander in chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world's ever known. >>
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:30pm EDT
romney a boost. we have new polling tonight that shows a change in the race. reports from jan crawford and nancy cordes. and jim axelrod with an executive who's found a formula for succeeding in a tough economy. it's another at-bat for "money ball." >> we essentially have to have players whose performance is better than what we're paying them. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, in ohio police are searching for victims of the meningitis outbreak. in tennessee, they're reaching out with a phone bank. today federal officials estimated 13,000 americans received steroid injections that may have been contaminated with a potentially lethal fung gas. 105 illnesses have been reported across nine states. eight people have died. the steroids were used to treat back pain and joint pain. those who received injections in their spinal columns are at risk for the brain and final infection known as meningitis. dr. jon lapook begins tonight with the state that has the largest number of cases. >> reporter: in tennessee, public health off
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, the latest gallup poll shows mitt romney leading president obama 49% to 47%. that spread is within the margin of error, so it's essentially a tie. in ohio, new polling today shows this: pollster a.r.g. has romney up by one point, 48% to 47%. but a cnn poll has the president up by four, 51% to 47%. either way, it's an improvement for romney who was falling well behind in ohio until last week's debate. both candidates were in ohio today where this is the last day to register to vote. our campaign 2012 correspondents reason there, too, and we'll go to nancy cordes with the obama campaign. >> reporter: scott, ohio is the grand prize for the obama campaign. they have 120 field offices here, the president has held 17 rallies in this state, more than any other state, but in the debate last week he failed to mention some major issues that are very important to ohio voters, like that auto bailout or shipping jobs overseas. that's a mistake he did not make today here in columbus. >> when you think about ohio, when governor romney said that we should let the auto industry go bankrupt we said no, we're n
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> reporter: romney's ohio poll numbers are sunning as more voters -- are surging as more voters are connecting. >> this country is a country of equal opportunity. everybody has an equal chance to succeed and i think romney kind of -- is for that. >> reporter: president obama is back in washington today. the obama campaign has 120 field offices spread across the pivotal state. >> hello, buckeyes. >> reporter: in columbus, the president reminded voters which candidate supported the auto industry bailout. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. >> reporter: ohio senior citizen bill todd believes the president has earned another four years in the white house. >> he's got my vote because four years ago the country was in bad shape. he's done everything he possibly could from the day he went in office. >> reporter: romney is spending four of the next five days in ohio. the president is also certain to be back during the final weeks of this very tight race. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
on the attacks that killed the u.s. ambassador. >> new polls shows mitt romney gaining ground in ohio while the obama campaign continues to battle over big bird. >>> a teenage girl in pakistan is shot for take on the taliban and okay simple breath test reveal whether you have a deadly disease. >>> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. . >>> this deserves a thorough investigation. we need to get to the bottom of every single allegation. >> we're learning dramatic new details about the september 11th assault that took the lives of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >> officials say there was no unrest outside of the compound prior to the attack. >> a state department official is expected to testify that his request for more troops and officers was turned down. >> governor romney wants to let wall street run wild but he wants to bring the hammer down on "sesame street." >> the producers of "sesame street" wants the obama campaign to stop using big bird in his campaigns. >> and a test in front of the supreme court, whether race should be considered in
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
to be with you. mitt romney continues tone joy a polling boost from his strong debate performance. the obama campaign reveals a new ad today. both candidates head to the heartland. tara is in washington with more on all of this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. negative ads were blanketing the airwaves in those key swing states, including one featuring big bird, which ridicules mitt romney after he said it's not worth borough money from china to fund, among other things, pbs. today both candidates are back out there burning up the campaign trail. president obama is urging supporters to get almost obsessive about his re-election. >> so i need you in this election the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent. >> reporter: the president wrapped up a california fundraising blitz in san francisco. he asked donors to send e-mails and make phone calls to people in swing states who will decide the election. >> we have to understand that we've got a lot more to do, and if we don't do it, then change won't happen. >> reporter: republican nominee mitt romney heads to middle
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
governor romney is gaining ground. the race is now a dead heat. president obama led that same poll by five points before the debate. >> romney is sharpening his attacks on the president and today he'll call for changes in america's foreign policy. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in lexington, virginia. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. romney was one of the president's critics on how he handled libya. subsequently that proved him right. the administration blamed the attacks in benghazi on a movie. romney has some strong words at a speech later this morning here in lexington. and implying some of the president's decisions were made for political reasons. in a major speech on foreign policy romney will attack mr. obama's leadership and set out his strategy, promising i'll affirm that my duty is not to my political prospects but to the security of the nation. romney will challenge the president's handling of the middle east saying it's time to change course. i know the president hopes for a safer, freer and more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
cbs news poll shows mitt romney getting a post-debate bounce in two key states. >>> rescued from the wreckage. two people are pulled to safety in the aftermath of a deadly collapse at a parking garage. >>> diamond drama. post-season baseball heats up with two fantastic finishes. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 11, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. debates between vice presidential candidates aren't supposed to matter but after president obama's poor debate performance last weeknight's faceoff between joe biden and paul ryan has turned into a high stakes affair. in colorado president obama held a slim lead in september now romney has a one-point edge. in wisconsin the president was leading by six points last month, he leads romney by just three points now. in virginia the president continues to hold on to a small lead. tara mergener is in washington following all of this. >> reporter: good morning. boy the pressure sure is on tonight particularly for joe biden who will be trying to gain ground following that first president
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
campaign and mitt romney is up by two points. a gallup poll out today has romney at 49%, president obama 47%. that is within the poll's margin of error so it is still essentially a tie. the two campaigns tangled today over the definition of one of the shortest words in the english language. the question is whether vice president biden misled the american people in the debate last night and whether he had misused the word "we." biden was responding to charges that the state department turned down requests for more security in libya before the terror attack last month that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. here's what the vice president said. >> well, we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security again. and, by the way, at the time we were told exactly -- we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. that was the assessment. >> pelley: the fight today was over what he meant by "we." our campaign 2012 correspondents on r on the story and we'll go first to jan crawford who gotten a earful from the romney campai
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
. they're just offering more of the same [ inaudible ] >> the latest gallop poll shows mitt romney is ahead of president obama. >>> our partners from "u.s.a. today" will be fact checking what biden and ryan said just as they did during the presidential debate. joining me is one of the members of fact checking team paul singer. paul, good to you have here with us. we see the poll numbers 49% to 47%. this time in favor of governor romney. debates are really making a difference. the president's flat performance has changed things. what does joe biden have to do to turn things around? what does paul ryan have to do to keep things going? >> the question is whether joe biden can turn things around. the polls have moved in romney's favor. i think biden clearly wants to again make the difference between ryan and romney clear if he can, sort of separate them and say which side are you on on abortion, where are you on taxes, whose budget are we talking about, really try and nail down some of the facts that biden and obama feel were not clear enough and not made clear enough in the presidenti
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
to the polls, at least those that are registered to vote for president. >> astaire a mergener -- as tara mergener reports, voters in ohio will probably decide who wins. >> reporter: mitt romney and his supporters have a new message for president obama. romney has three more campaign stops in ohio today for a very good reason. no republican has won the presidency without carrying ohio. >> i want you to go out there and find someone who voted for barack obama and get him to come join our team. >> reporter: romney's ohio poll numbers are surging as more voters are connecting. >> this country is a country of equal opportunity. i think that everybody has an equal chance to succeed and i think romney kind of is for that. >> reporter: president obama is back in washington today. his election staff is still in ohio. the obama campaign has 1 ten field offices -- 120 field offices spread across the pivotal state. in columbus the president reminded voters which candidate supported the industry bailout. >> we invented a dying auto industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring ba
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
's perform manuals. today he's at the white house preparing for his next debate against mitt romney. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters taken right after the debate, 50% thought vice president biden won. >> these guys bet against america all the time. >> reporter: other polls gave ryan the edge. >> this is what politicians do when they don't have a record to run on. try to scare people from voting for you. >> reporter: it remains to be seen if last night's showdown will sway voters. his torians say the past eight vice presidential debates had almost no affect on the election. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> mitt romney and president obama's next meeting will be a town hall style in new york on tuesday. then their final debate will take place october 22 in florida. >>> well, the komen three-day walk for the cure is under way. participants gathered r the opening ceremonies and the first leg of their 60-mile journey this morning. the walkers are looking to raise money and make a personal difference in the fight against breast cancer. >> i'm an oncologist in new york. my
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
center poll last month, romney trailed president obama by eight points. 51% to 43%. but a new poll taken after the presidential debate last week shows him ahead now by four points 49% to 45%. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable. thank you so much. >> reporter: romney campaigned in the pouring rain monday in virginia asking for votes and slamming the president's record. >> he plans on four more years like the last four years, i don't think we can afford four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: both romney and president obama will campaign in ohio today, a key battleground state that many believe could make or break victory for either candidate. tara mergener for sbs news, washington. -- cbs news action washington. >>> the two men vying to be the next junior snore senator from virginia met. george allen and tim kaine spent the evening taking shots at east other's past performance as governor. but the two agreed on one thing. they each believe they can fix what's wrong wit
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
was widely criticized. romney surged in the polls and he now holds a slight lead over the president. under pressure to turn it around mr. obama will have to defend his response to last month's attack in bengal-- benghazi which killed four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the administration is under increasing criticism for initially refusing to call the attacks terrorism. in an exchange with bob schieffer on face the nation senator lindsey graham a senior member of the senate arms services committee was harsh. >> i think they have been misleading us but it finally caught up. >> schieffer: that si a very serious charge that you've just leveled, senator graham. are you saying that the administration deliberately mislead the american people to make it look as if terrorism is-- is not as much of a threat as apparently it is? >> either they are misleading the american people or incredibly incompetent. they are very political when it comes to foreign policy. when something goes bad, they deny, they deceive and they delay. >> reporter: libya became an issue last week on the camp
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
on cbs this morning, more on a new poll, closing the gap between mitt romney and president obama in the race for president. >>> while you are at work today, check us out by getting your latest updates at wusa9.com. >>> don't forget a jacket. it is chilly outside. we'll see you back here tomorrow morning
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
almost every other swing state to get into the white house. romney has been gaining ground in the polls since his first debate against president obama. the president spent tuesday in ohio and critiqued his debate performance in a radio interview saying, "i think it's fair to say i was just too polite. ". >> when we were on stage governor romney decided instead of changing his plan it just didn't exist. what $5 trillion tax cut? >> reporter: the vice presidential candidates are the next stop on the debate stage, vice president joe biden and judgment knee paul ryan preparing for their face-off in kentucky. the vice -- and nominee paul ryan preparing for their face- off in kentucky. the vice president is known for his debating background. >> reporter: ryan was 3 years old when biden first game a u.s. senator. >> he's been doing this for 40 years. what i hope to get out of this debate is to present people with a very clear choice. >> reporter: ryan is trying to downplay expectations, but a new poll show more voters believe he'll do better than biden thursday night. susan mcguiness, cbs
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
question here. there's no question and the polls reflect that romney helped himself in his debate. you heard what frank luntz just said about that kind of instant poll that he ran. but are you seeing any polling yet that suggests that the vice presidential debate made any difference in the race, not on who won or lost? >> no, not really. i think we see, you know, this-- the race overall now in the national polls you see the average of them romney's up by a point or two. he was behind by three points or so before that denver debate. in the battleground states some have turned -- colorado, florida is looking better, ohio is a little tighter, the president is still up there. that's all because of denver. i don't think we've seen anything in this-- the debate field like it went into the automatic sorting machine of this election where we already had, the right took from it what they wanted the left took what they wanted, and the swing voters may have been a little offended by biden but they're not going to make their decision-- >> schieffer: i'm going to ring the bell for round two. >> bab
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
and i are proposing. >> reporter: after several heated exchanges ryan said romney's performance last week is motivating the vice president. >> i know you're under a lot of stress to make up. >> reporter: as for who won it depends who you ask. polls are mixed. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters 50% thought the vice president won. 31% sided for ryan and 19% called it a tie. not surprisingly both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risk of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the candidate also disagreed over foreign policy. congressman ryan pointing to the death of four americans in libya as the administration weakness on abroad while biden said romney's campaign talks first before they know what the facts are. back to you. >>> that cbs news poll found the overall impressions of both vice presidential candidate improved after the debate. 55% of those asked if bid inis somebody they can relate to. 48% for ryan. 74% also say that about ryan about being knowledgeable and 85 for biden. >>
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
is tonight and cbs news poll shows more swing state voters are moving towards mitt romney. >> we'll ask obama strategist david axelrod how the president can stop romney's momentum. >> and a scandal lance armstrong took the biggest doping scandal in sports history. >>> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i know how he'll come to attack us. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record he has to run on. >> the vice presidential candidates set to take center stage. >> biden and paul ryan go head-to-head in their first and only debate. >> if you have a bad game you just move on. you look forward to the next one. the difference between this and sports is that the stakes are so high. >> there was a garage collapse here at the miami-dade west campus. >> rescuers pulled one survivor from the rubble 13 hours after the collapse. >> two people are dead. investigators don't know what caused it. >>> republican lawmakers pounced on the obama administration over last month's embassy attack in libya. >> we had the correct number of assets in benghazi. >> to sta
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
presidential debate. a new cbs news poll from three key battleground states suggests romney is getting a boost from his performance. in wisconsin president obama's six-point lead has been cut in half. in virginia the president's lead this rang to five points. -- shrank to five points and romney now leads in colorado. >> there are some very important deadlines coming up. if you plan on voting in the upcoming november election. you just have a few more days to register to vote if you're not already. in virginia you have until monday, october 15. tuesday, october 16 is the deadline in maryland. and in d.c. the mail-in registration deadline has already passed but you can register in person at the elections board headquarters. you have only until friday, october 19 to do it that way. for more information, just go to our website wusa9.com and look under campaign 2012. >>> plans to turn the reston golf course into a massive residential community are on hold now. northwestern mutual life insurance owns the course and planned on putting homes on the site. the zoning board said no to that request initia
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. the latest polls show a tight race between president obama and mitt romney. today, romney was visiting cadets at the virginia military institute where he promised to strengthen america's defense. he says president obama has failed to lead on the world stage, especially in the middle east. >> it is clear that the risk of conflict is higher now than when the president took office. >> polls show voters favor president obama when it comes to foreign policy. he is campaigning in california today. that's where he dedicated a national monument to latino labor leader, cesar chavez. >> he believes when a worker is treated fairly and humanely by their employer, that adds meaning to the values this country was founded upon. >> president obama and mitt romney face off again next tuesday in the second of three debates. >>> and in virginia's u.s. senate race, tonight former governors, george allen and tim kaine, will square off in a debate sponsored by the aarp of virginia and the league of women voters. that gets going in just under an hour, 8:00, right down in richmond. you can watch it live on our w
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >>> joe biden and paul ryan are preparing for tonight's vice presidential debate. the polls show the presidential race is neck and neck. mitt romney teamed up with chris christy on the campaign trail in ohio. if romney loses ohio, he would have to win almost every other swing state to make it to the white house. the president knows that as well and spent tuesday in ohio and there criticked his performance in a radio interview, saying he had been too polite. the vice presidential debate is next. biden is an experienced debateer. >> he has been doing this 40 years. i hope to present people with a clear choice. >> ryan has been trying to down play expectations. voters believe he will do better than biden. you can watch the debate here on channel 9 at 9:00 and we will stream it on our website, wusa9.com, and follow the notion of us -- blogs of usa debaters. and we'll check the facts with our fact checking team. >>> were they lies or untruths? whatever was said by the state department following the embassy in ben gaze is not true and some tough talking members of congress want to know
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
memory they lose, these are key indicators to how severe the concussion is. >>> a new poll is out tonight showing mitt romney ahead in the race for president. all this following last thursday's debate. according to the pew research center, 49% of likely voters are favoring romney. 45% like president obama. just last month, romney was trailing obama by 9 points and of course, as we just mentioned, now he's ahead. romney told cadets at the virginia military institute he will strengthen america's defense as commander-in-chief. he also said president obama s failed to lead on the world stage, especially in the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> romney said he would work to stablize the new government in libya and egypt and help to arm syrian rebels trying to overthrow the regime. >> as long as i am commander-in- chief we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. >> neither of the presidential candidates or their running mates served in the military. this is the first election in which tha
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
, it could stop the bleeding. >> reporter: new polls from three battleground states show romney now has a one-point edge in colorado. in wisconsin the race is tightening. the president's six-point lead is down to three-points while in virginia the president has a five-point lead. romney and the president debate for a second time next week in new york. >>> we have some of the best coverage you are going to find anywhere when it comes to these debates. beginning at 9:00 tonight, "u.s.a. today" reporters will start blogging about what the candidates say. you can see that live on wusa9.com and then participate in the conversation on facebook and twitter. then turn your tv to channel 9. watch the debate which starts at 9:00 p.m. then log on to wusa9.com at the same time. we do the fact checking there. then of course join derek and anita at 11:00. they'll fact check with the candidates with the "u.s.a. today" team. >>> there are some very important deadlines coming up if you plan in voting in this november's election. we hope you do you have just a few more days to register to vote. in virginia you
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 8:00am EDT
ways. governor romney is seeing some great improvement, things are going well for him in state polls and florida and colorado but not so much in virginia. tightening in ohio but not as much as colorado and florida. so, individual states are starting to align with candidates a little bit more and we'll have to see how that plays out. . >> given that movement how critical is this debate for the president? >> it's pretty critical. he needs to fix, you know, those democrats may have been given a shot in the arm by joe biden but they are looking to the president now, and he also has to talk to those uncommitted voters who are starting to, some of them are thinking mitt romney is looking pretty attractive after that first debate. the president needs to really kind of be on his game in this second one. >> thanks, john. >>> in pakistan police have arrested several people in connection with if brazen shooting of a 4-year-old girl who criticized the taliban. the girl was attacked and wounded on tuesday in the swat valley, a taliban stronghold. she said girls have a right to education. the tal
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >>> in campaign 2012, a new poll is out and it shows mitt romney is ahead in the race for president following last week's debate. according to the research center, 49% of likely voters favor romney while only 45% like president obama. just last month romney trailed obama by nine points. now he's pulled ahead. governor romney told cadets at the virginia military institute he'll strengthen america's defense as commander in chief. he says president obama has failed to lead on the world stage, especially in the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> governor romney said he would work to stabilize the new governments in libya and egypt and help armed syrian rebels trying to overthrow the assad regime. voters favor president obama when it comes to foreign policy. >> we'll sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. >> neither of the presidential candidates nor their running mates served in the military. this is the first election where that's happened in 80 years. >>> 6:36 now. republican george allen and demo
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Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
is as tight as it can get. today's gallup poll of likely voters has president obama at 48% and mitt romney at 48%. john dickerson is our cbs news political director and, john, in the primaries governor romney took a hard line against abortion, except in cases of rape, incest, or the health of the mother, but today he said this in the "des moines register" newspaper. then governor romney followed that with this today: . >> i think i've said time and again i'm a pro-life candidate, i'll be a pro-life president. the actions i'll take immediately are to remove funding for planned parenthood. >> pelley: so, john, i wonder, can you help us untangle all of this? >> well, this is a very tricky issue for governor romney who's about to arrive here in western ohio. he's had a number of positions on abortion. in these comments, when he was running for governor in the 1990s he said he would protect abortion rights. but now he has the opposite view. when people heard these comments to the "des moines register" they thought he was moderating his position. but if you looked at them closely, it didn't cont
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
your cbs poll of your viewers was clearly, clearly stopped the romney momentum. clearly joe biden speaks to real people. he has a heart for real people. he is impassioned. he was relateabrelatable. he did what he had to do. >> 82 times interrupting congressman ryan. did he come off as rude? >> i don't think so. your polls shows that he came off as more relatable and he couldn't just let misstatements lie there. he had to step in otherwise -- >> we'll come back to the question. the next debate is becoming much more crucial. what did it do for the race between romney and obama? >> i think first of all i think each guy did what they had to do. remember paul ryan, this is his first big national moment. he was 2 years old when biden became a u.s. senator. biden has had a lifetime to be a national figure. last night in 90 minutes paul ryan much more than just getting the nomination, he became somebody who became real. people thought he was knowledgeable being competent, capable. so ryan is doing better. biden was biden. in 2008 in his famous debate with palin he says come with me to thi
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, this morning. later this hour he will join his running mate mitt romney at a campaign stop in pennsylvania. president obama says he's proud of vice president biden's debate performance. a cbs news poll taken right after the debate of undecided voters thought 50% thought biden won. mitt romney and president obama will square off again next tuesday in a town hall style debate in new york. bob schieffer, the hose of cbs news' face the nation, will moderate the october 22nd debate in florida. he joins us now live from washington. because you're moderating the debate, we understand you won't talk about the debate directly, but where do you see the presidential race with two debates now in the book? >> well, i think it's closer than it was and i will say this about last night's debate. i think both of the candidates helped themselves. i think as far as the debate itself, i think joe biden probably won, but i tell you the other part. i thought that paul ryan kind of passed the vice presidential test. i don't think anybody -- this will be people who vote for mitt romney and people who vote against
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
? >> exactly. what we're all talking about. good morning. we've actually got a cbs news poll that says joe biden may have put a stop to mitt romney's momentum. so we'll look at who came out on top last night. we'll get reaction this morning from former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich and former democratic governor jennifer graham. that will be a good debate. we're celebrating 50 years of james bond movies. 60 minutes gives us a rare look inside the double o7 archives. lots of fun this friday when we see you at 7:00. >> we're celebrating a walkoff win to the washington nationals last night so i hope you can celebrate a little bit. >> i know. >> have a good show. >> great news for the nats. >> thanks, norah. >>> the washington nationals are putting a stop to the cardinals' momentum after all as they are one step closer to getting to the world series. >> it could happen. they were down 2-1 in the national league divisional series last night against the cardinals. jayson werth changed all of that as he stepped up to the plate in the 9th. kristin fisher joins us live from nats p
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
this country. we're going to keep it strong. we're going to get america going again. >> latest polls show a tight race in ohio. but early voting is already underway here and many voters have made up their minds. >> lori is a small business owner in columbus and might benefit from romney's tax plan. she doesn't believe it will be good for the country. so she's voting for the president. >> you have to pay your fair share in taxes. th means big business, that means small business. >> phillip is ceo of a local industrial supplier. he wants smaller government and is voting for mitt romney. >> i think that is the central question in this election. what is the size, the role, and the scope of government and what is its cost? >> both candidates will be looking for more supporters in this state right up to election day. susan, cbs news, columbus, ohio. >> but don't worry, soon enough the candidates will be back in virginia as well. >>> there's a new report that says pro and antigambling forces are spent more money on their ad campaign that was spent on the entire maryland governor's race. vo
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm EDT
on tuesday. as for mitt romney he'll be looking for a repeat of his last debate performance which gave him a boost in ratings pinning the two in a neck and neck race in recent polls. i'm ken molestina, 9 news now. >> historically no republican has ever won the presidential election without winning the state of ohio. >>> two f-16 fighter jets intercepted two planes flying in an oa restricted area over williamsburg, virginia, during president obama's visit there. the planes were spotted within 15 minutes of each other. both were escorted out of that restricted area and allowed to continue their flights. >>> an obama campaign office has been hit by a bullet. >> reporter: the happened friday afternoon at the campaign office in downtown denver. people say several people were inside the office at the time. nobody was hurt. tonight, investigators are reviewing video from surveillance cameras to try and determine just who fired that shot. >>> two women are hospitalized tonight after a fire in a northwest washington apartment building. that blaze started after 5:00 this evening in the 2900 block of
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
president joe biden and paul ryan's turn to duke it out in the debate rein. mitt romney's running mate is preparing for the vice presidential debate. democrats need vice president joe biden to do well and to help stop president obama from sliding in the polls. then beginning tomorrow at 9 p.m. usa today reporters will be live blocking about what the candidates say. you can see that live on our website www.wusa9.com. we will also be live streaming the debate on our site. make sure your tv is turned to channel 9 to watch the debate starting at 9:00 and then log onto www.wusa9.com. then join derek and anita at 11:00 as they fact check what the candidates say with the usa today fact checking team. we'll be your no political bull zone all night. >>> the national zoo says it will release the cause of death for that panda cub tomorrow. there's a news conference planned for tomorrow morning. the cub believed to have been female was born september 16th. preliminary findings show the cub had some liver problems and fluid in its abdomen. the giant panda cub was 6 days old when it died. >>> we'll
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
with a new ad, highlighting some of romney's foreign policy missteps. >> even republican experts said romney's remarks were the worst possible reaction to what happened. >> it's clear the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. need help defending them. >> polls show voters favor obama. dedicating a national monument to latino labor leader, cesar chavez. >>> the league of women voters are sponsoring tonight's debate between george allen and tim kaine. they both want jim webb's senate seat. that debate is expected at 8:00. you can watch it live at wusa9.com. >>> the u.s. marine ban and corps color guard took part in a special columbus day celebration. marks the 150th anniversary of the national columbus memorial in front of union station. unveiled that statue in 1912. the national park service along with the national columbus celebration association and other groups sponsored today's event. >>> and if you were sitting along that band, you could hear people saying, we are cold, man. it's not supposed to be this cold. >> feels like november, doesn't
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that supports one in eight ohio jobs. >> latest polls show a tight race in ohio. but early voting is already underway here and many voters have made up their minds. >> lori is a small business owner in columbus and might benefit from romney's tax plan. but she doesn't believe it will be good for the country. so she's voting for the president. >> you have to pay your fair share in taxes. that means big business. that means small business. >> phillip is ceo of a local industrial supplier. he wants smaller government and is voting for mitt romney. >> i think that is the central question in this election. what is the size, the role, and the scope of government and what is its cost? >> both candidates will be locking for more supporters right up to election day. susan, cbs news, columbus, ohio. >> and by the way, ohio voters have accurately picked the winning presidential candidate in the last 12 elections. derek. >>> coming up, sky dive aboarded. find out why an extreme athlete cancels that effort and he does it at the last second. >>> we are tracking another cold front. we'll tell you wha
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